"Golden mermaid." A mermaid princess, the daughter of Tosakanth (Ravana) in the Thai and Cambodian versions of the epic poem Ramayana. She initially tries to hinder Hanuman's plans to build a bridge to the fortress capital Lanka but falls in love with him instead.

In Khmer she is called Sovann Maccha (សុវណ្ណមច្).



  • Jobes, Gertrude. (1962). Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols. New York: Scarecrow.